Xiaomi has officially announced its Indian debut with the Xiaomi Mi3 at a press conference which was held today in Delhi. Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be partnering Indian E-retail giant Flipkart for selling it phone in India.
The Mi3 will start selling on Flipkart from July 22 onwards, however buyers are supposed to register beforehand in order to be able to purchase the Xiaomi Mi3 when the sale goes live. The Xiaomi Mi3 will be sold at Rs 13,999 in India, which is Rs.1000 less that the initial price at which it was announced earlier.
To commemorate Xiaomi’s entry into the Indian smartphone market, the company has released a new India theme in the MiUI themes store.
While Sales will be handled by Flipkart, Xiaomi has set up more than 30 service centers across india to handle the after sales service. Among these are two exclusive service centers which are situated in Bangalore and Delhi. Here’s a list of Xiaomi Service center with their location and contact details : Xiaomi Service Centers in India
The Xiaomi Mi3 has a Quad Core Snapdragon 800 SoC with a Quad Core Krait 400 processor runs at 2.3 GHz. It has 2GB of ram for smooth multitasking and a Adreno 330 GPU to handle all those graphic intensive games. The smartphone will come in two variants of 16GB and 64GB, however it won’t have any support for expandable storage.
The 13MP rear facing camera on the Xiaomi Mi3 has a f/2.2 aperture and 28mm wide angle lens, which makes it absolutely perfect for taking photographs in low light conditions. The rear camera is accompanied by a dual LED flash by Philips. On the front, the smartphone has an 2MP camera which can be used for taking selfies or video chatting. Both the cameras are capable of recording video at 1080p.
The Xiaomi Mi3 will be running Android 4.3 optimized with MIUI version 5 and it will be powered by a 3050 mAh battery which can deliver 21 hours of 3G Internet usage, 25 hours of 2G talktime or 50 hours of music playback.
The Mi3’s body is built using magnesium alloy frame coated with three layers of thermal graphite and measures 144 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm. The smartphone is expected to be released in four colors of black, silver, yellow and pink. Buyers will also get a complimentary waterproof cover with the Mi3.
Well, for those who are interested in buying the Xiaomi Mi3, head over to the following page on flipkart and register yourself. http://www.flipkart.com/mi